Sunday, June 7, 2020
Tradescantia virginiana, the Virginia spiderwort - I'm sure most of gardeners are familiar with this plant. Many years I thought that Tradescantia is an indoor pretty flower. Once I was surprised to see Tradescantia virginiana or Virginia spiderwort growing outdoors. So I bought it for my garden and do not regret.
Tradescantia virginiana is a perennial plant up to 0.4 m. It is hardy for my zone 5a. It blooms from June to October, and the seeds ripen from August to October. It spreads itself, and when it is planted, it will take up more space.
The flowers are purple, reddish, densely blue, blue or white, in simple inflorescence. The flower has three petals, opens only for one day, but clusters of buds in each inflorescence guarantee a long, continuous flowering.
Do you have Virginia spiderwort in your garden? What other flowers do you think suit it?